Pakistan is a country in South Asia that lies on the Indian subcontinent, bordering India, Afghanistan, Iran, China and the Arabian Sea.
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The origin of the name "Pakistan" is controversial. In Urdu and Persian, Pakistan means Land of the Pure. The name Pakistan is also an acronym: P comes from Punjab, A from Afghania (northwest), K from Kashmir, S from Sindh and Tan from Baluchestan. These letters form Pakstan. An i was added to simplify pronunciation.